Little Dragon Live Amongst The Lightsabers In Melbourne

Less than a week out from tonights Grammy Awards where they’re nominated for ‘best dance/electronic album’, Sweden’s electro-soul-synthpop group Little Dragon were playing the last of a string of sold-out shows on the other side of the world in Australia.

There I caught them live on stage at 170 Russell St, Melbourne: Fredrik Wallin on bass and synth; Håkan Wirenstrand on keys and synth; Erik Bodin on drums and Yukimi Nagano on vocals – all of them surrounded by a lot of intensely-bright lights akin to Star Wars Lightsabers.

Little Dragon live in Melbourne, Australia 2015

Little Dragon live at 170 Russell St, Melbourne – February 2015

For me the lightsabers were somewhat distracting. But when I managed to refocus my attention on what I was there for: to hear Little Dragon music being played and sung live by each of those four talented artists on their respective instruments, I was happy again.

Little Dragon live in Melbourne, Australia 2015

The happiest of those Little Dragon stage moments were hearing the sounds of Fredrik Wallin playing the strings of his bass guitar rather than the synth, and the times when the musicians jammed-out on tracks.

Little Dragon live in Melbourne, Australia 2015

Many more special moments came throughout the show when I focused my visual attention on Yukimi Nagano and her beautifully-theatrical stage presence.

Little Dragon live in Melbourne, Australia 2015

Throughout all of the songs performed from each of Little Dragon’s four albums, I was reminded again of the great, great goodness of hearing the chops of those musicians in a live environment – and appreciative to get the experience again.

Little Dragon live in Melbourne, Australia 2015

Check out this footage from Little Dragon’s Melbourne show plus a sample track from their most recent and Grammy-nominated album Nabuma Rubberband.

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Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband (2014)

Nabuma Rubberband (2014)

‘Killing Me’ – Nabuma Rubberband (2014)

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You can also watch videos from Little Dragon’s 2014 Sydney show and hear more Little Dragon sample tracks here.

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